Transfer to UMass Amherst
Every year, we welcome more than 1,500 transfer students to the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Transfer students are a highly valued group of students in our community, with each student bringing various experiences and perspectives to campus.
As a transfer student, your journey towards your degree has already begun and we look forward to helping you take the next step on your path to achieving your goals at UMass Amherst! We understand the process of transferring may seem like a mountainous task and we are here to make it as easy as possible.
Connect With Us
We can't wait to meet you! Our admissions counselors, student tour guides, and academic partners are eager to answer your questions and guide you through the admissions process.
Virtual Transfer Admissions Advising Appointments
Schedule an appointment with your transfer counselor who will help you each step of the way through the admissions process.
Find Your Path
How many credits will you need to graduate from UMass Amherst? See which credits you can transfer, and how they will apply to your degree.
How to Apply
Students who are completing an approved associate degree at a Massachusetts community college may be eligible to apply through the MassTransfer program. Other transfer students should apply through the Common Application.
The Common Application and MassTransfer application will be available:
December for fall 2023
Mid-August for spring 2024
Important Dates and Deadlines
Spring Application Deadline (Priority)
FAFSA Priority Deadline
Fall Application Deadline (Selective Majors)
Fall Application Deadline (Final)
Choosing a Major
You are required to select an intended major, as well as choose an additional major of interest. We have nearly 100 to choose from, as well as a program to build your own major!
Admissions representatives are here to assist you! Please reach out if you cannot find the answer to your question on our website. General questions about the undergraduate admissions process can be directed to our general email or our main phone line at (413) 545-0222.
You can also fill out this form to schedule an appointment with one of our transfer counselors.
Contact Rosalee if you are a current student at one of the following Massachusetts community colleges:
OR if you are NOT from a Massachusetts community college and your last name begins with A-D
Kevin Van Develde
Contact Kevin if you are a current student at the following Massachusetts community colleges:
- Cape Cod
- Mount Wachusett
- Northern Essex
OR if you are NOT from a Massachusetts community college and your last name begins with N-Z.